Darnaye TeetorNovember 6, 1938 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 78)
Mr. Dennis Darnaye “Top” Teetor, 78, died August 6, 2017 at Hospice Home at High Point.
Mr. Teetor was born November 6, 1938 in High Point, a son to the late Dennis A. and Myra Young Teetor. He graduated from High Point Senior High School in 1957 and later attended GTI. He enlisted in the N.C. National Guard while still in high school and later, assumed a full time position with his unit, Service Battery, 4th BN, 113th FA, where he attained the rank of First Sergeant and served 40 years until retirement. Prior to working for the National Guard, he was with Kroger Stores and Life of Virginia Insurance Company. During his military career, he received numerous medals and awards, including, the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the St. Barbara Award for Artillery Excellence and several Oak Leaf Clusters. On July 30th, 2017 he was promoted to Honorary Full Bird Colonel by U.S. Army Col. SF Retired Brian Kilgariff. He was a member of the local 27th N.C. Regiment (Guilford Grays), the North-South Skirmish Association and a charter member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, John Sloan Camp. Often, he was called upon to lecture at several local schools, giving presentations on the Civil War. Darnaye was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church where he was very active in its ministry, serving as Trustee, Lay Minister and was on numerous other boards and positions. His hobbies included rifle marksmanship, working at his church, studying Civil War history and spending time in his workshop.
Surviving is his wife of 26 years, Judy Beeson Teetor, who survives of the residence. Also surviving are two daughters, Lisa Harrell of Thomasville and Abby Lewallen (Brian) of High Point; a son, Kenneth Teetor of Winston-Salem; a step-daughter, Jeriann Sexton of Bath, NC; two step-sons, Brent Pierce (Stacey) of Eden and Brad Fox (Carmun) of Chattanooga, TN; a step-son of the heart, Jeff Cox (Kristi) of High Point; six grandchildren, Jeremy Harrell, Haley Harrell, Zack Lewallen, Jesse Teetor (Megan), Luke Lewallen and Matthew Lewallen; two step-grandchildren, Tiffany Dunn and Jill Sexton; two great grandchildren, Brady and Elliot Dunn; and one brother, Gordon Teetor (Jean) of High Point. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Teetor and a sister, Ann Proctor.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, where he was currently a member, by Pastor John Fair and Pastor Josh Haugen officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. Memorials may be directed to Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC, 27262 or to Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 310 S. Tremont Dr. Greensboro, NC, 27403.
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
310 S. Tremont Dr., Greensboro NC 27403
Hospice Home at High Point
1803 Westchester Dr., High Point NC 27262